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    Quote Originally Posted by chrfrancis View Post
    I believe they said that the unit will be roughly around $600. You just have to buy the refill agents once a month, which run for $40 for the 3.
    Wow! That's $480/year of reagent costs to test. I wonder if you can just buy their alk reagent and choose to only test alk?

    Currently for comparison, alkatronic for $800 and one $110 4 liter bottle of reagent lasts for 3 years of testing. No Mg or Ca testing though but in my scenario at least, even if i had the ability to monitor those two, I'd rarely use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    They also invented this stuff that you can pour into your tap water that takes the chlorine out instantly. It's pretty handy.
    Converts it to 0 TDS water? 🤔🙂
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    I definitely would pay for a good alk reader where I could mount next to my electronic temp read and
    see it everytime I walked in the door. I hope they are building it where you can check multiple tanks
    but doubt that.
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    they are not, it would be rather complex due to the way its implemented. there used to be a nice thread over on r2r but I think they removed it as the guy that developed it, commercialized it into the alkatronic.
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    I do agree with farmer ty, In the maintenance world I often found less is better. So if Im checking for things
    I don't need that gives me more opportunity for things to break.
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    I recall in innapropriate reefer’s recent video the expected release of the trident was around August or September. One of the RAP representatives for Neptune Systems said it is still in testing.
    I donít clean my skimmer every day, but when I do,... I clean it bare-handed.
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    What gets me is the $40/month for reagents. Reefers have some deep pockets. That's like sending a Triton test off monthly... Or buying a new test kit monthly. I find the maintenance cost a bit absurd. Is it just me? $500/year in just reagent?

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    It's not you. That's crazy, but brilliant for them, that recurring cost adds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeftopia View Post
    I do agree with farmer ty, In the maintenance world I often found less is better. So if Im checking for things
    I don't need that gives me more opportunity for things to break.
    yup very true..

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    What gets me is the $40/month for reagents. Reefers have some deep pockets. That's like sending a Triton test off monthly... Or buying a new test kit monthly. I find the maintenance cost a bit absurd. Is it just me? $500/year in just reagent?
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    It's not you. That's crazy, but brilliant for them, that recurring cost adds up.

    or another frag/month...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon99 View Post
    It's not you. That's crazy, but brilliant for them, that recurring cost adds up.
    That's why I'm avoiding it for now. Its just like Adobe switching to a monthly fee to use their software (Photoshop and Lightroom) versus purchases anymore. Why have people just do a one time hardware purchase when you can milk them for reagent every month... Basically put Neptune in your personal payroll. It drives me nuts that companies do this.

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